Late Oluwole Awolowo
The Oluwole Awolowo Burial Planning Committee has released details of a three-day funeral arrangement to mark the transition of the late Publisher of Tribune Newspapers, Chief Oluwole Awolowo.
The remains of the deceased are expected to arrive Nigeria from London at about 6.a.m. on April 17, while a valedictory session and lying-in-state would hold at the Lagos State House of Assembly, before the body leaves for 31, Park Lane, Apapa, for a service of songs at 5.p.m.
On April 18, the body will depart Apapa at 7.a.m. for Tribune House in Ibadan, Oyo State for another lying-in-state and tribute session at 10.a.m., an event that would be followed by entertainment of the Ikenne community at Ikenne Town Hall in Ikenne Remo, Ogun State.
Still on Thursday, the late Awolowo will be laid in Ikenne before a Christian wake keep at the Obafemi Awolowo Memorial Anglican Church, Ikenne, where he was an active church official for many years.
A funeral service will be held at Our Saviour’s Anglican Church, Ikenne Remo, after which interment will follow.
Entertainment of guests, according to the committee, is slated for the Obafemi Awolowo Square, Ikenne Remo.
Oluwole who died on March 27 in the United Kingdom, is survived by wives, children, grandchildren, sisters and an aged mother.